Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local / Edition 2 by Robert F. Arnove | 9780742523814 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local / Edition 2

Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local / Edition 2

by Robert F. Arnove
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742523810

ISBN-13: 9780742523814

Pub. Date: 12/15/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local, Third Edition brings together many of the outstanding scholars in the field of comparative and international education. It provides new perspectives on the dynamic interplay of global, national, and local forces as they shape the functions and outcomes of education systems in specific contexts. The book

Overview

Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local, Third Edition brings together many of the outstanding scholars in the field of comparative and international education. It provides new perspectives on the dynamic interplay of global, national, and local forces as they shape the functions and outcomes of education systems in specific contexts. The book calls for a rethinking of the nation-state as the basic unit for analyzing school-society relations and emphasizes the need to study social movements in relation to educational reform. It also emphasizes the value of feminist, postcolonial, and culturally sensitive perspectives to comparative inquiry into the potential of education systems to contribute to individual development and social change. Lastly, it provides new ways of conceptualizing equality of educational opportunity and outcomes and gives detailed critical accounts of how various international financial and technical assistance agencies shape educational policy and practice in specific regions of the world.

About the Author:
Robert F. Arnove is Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington

About the Author:
Carlos Alberto Torres is professor of social sciences and comparative education at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the Paulo Freire Institute

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742523814
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/15/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: Reframing Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local   Robert F. Arnove     1
Technocracy, Uncertainty, and Ethics: Comparative Education in an Era of Postmodernity and Globalization   Anthony Welch     21
Institutionalizing International Influence   Joel Samoff     47
The State, Social Movements, and Educational Reform   Raymond A. Morrow   Carlos Alberto Torres     79
Culture and Education   Vandra Lea Masemann     101
The Question of Identity from a Comparative Education Perspective   Christine Fox     117
Equality of Education: A Half-Century of Comparative Evidence Seen from a New Millennium   Joseph P. Farrell     129
Women's Education in the Twenty-First Century: Balance and Prospects   Nelly P. Stromquist     151
Control of Education: Issues and Tensions in Centralization and Decentralization   Mark Bray     175
Beyond Schooling: The Role of Adult and Community Education in Postcolonial Change   Anne Hickling-Hudson     197
The Political Economy of Educational Reform in Australia, England, and the United States   Edward H. Berman   Simon Marginson   Rosemary Preston   Robert F. Arnove     217
Higher EducationRestructuring in the Era of Globalization: Toward a Heteronomous Model?   Daniel Schugurensky     257
Education in Latin America: Dependency, Underdevelopment, and Inequality   Robert F. Arnove   Stephen Franz   Carlos Alberto Torres     277
Education in Asia: Globalization and its Effects   John N. Hawkins     295
Education in the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities   Rachel Christina   Golnar Mehran   Shabana Mir     311
Russia and Eastern Europe   Maria Bucur   Ben Eklof     333
Education for All in Africa: Still a Distant Dream   Joel Samoff   Bidemi Carrol     357
Comparative Education: The Dialectics of Globalization and Its Discontents   Carlos Alberto Torres     389
Index     405
About the Contributors     417

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